|Black Sails canceled by Starz, no season 5|
Starz's 'Black Sails' to End With Season 4
The series was renewed last year for season four, with the 10-episode drama returning in 2017.
The end of the road for Black Sails is in sight.
Starz on Wednesday announced that the previously announced fourth season of the pirate drama Treasure Island prequel series will be its last. The series will return with a 10-episode fourth and final season in 2017.
"It's a rare privilege in television to be given the kind of creative freedom we've enjoyed on this show over the last four years," co-creator Jonathan E. Steinberg said in a statement. "While it was a difficult decision for us to make this season our last, we simply couldn't imagine anything beyond it that would make for a better ending to the story nor a more natural handoff to Treasure Island."
The first three seasons have averaged 3.6 million viewers when factoring in DVR and multiplatform viewers. Black Sails is distributed in nearly 200 countries and territories around the world and scored Emmys for visual effects and sound editing. The series, which stars Toby Stephens, is executive produced by Michael Bay, Steinberg (Jericho) and Robert Levine (Touch).
"Jon Steinberg and Robert Levine, along with their crew and the phenomenal cast, have delivered a spectacular take on the most legendary pirate story in literature, and this final season will bring us to the shores of Treasure Island as was always intended," said Starz managing director Carmi Zlotnik. "Black Sails has been a tremendous success; from the loyal fan following and strong viewership numbers to awards recognition and the skill of our world-class production in Cape Town, we could not be more proud of this very special series."
|Black Sails renewed for season 3|
|With season 2 starting in January, Starz has renewed Black Sails for a 3rd season.|
"The incredible world that Jon Steinberg and Robert Levine have created continues to unfold in season two. Flint's journey is riveting, and around him, Jon and Robert have woven an intricate web of conflict, betrayal, and redemption for the other characters that we believe will keep fans of the show coming back for more. We think that season three will bring even more of the drama and lore that has made it a hit both in the U.S. and internationally"